Can you feel it? Love is the air. No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day but rather the approach of the Great Backyard Bird Count, that special time of year where we’re all invited to gaze adoringly at the denizens of our yards and record their precious antics. You are also invited to cast a vote for your Most Beloved Backyard Bird and possibly win a free copy of the the new Audubon Backyard Birdwatch for your trouble. The deadline is today at 6:00 PM EST so shoot me a comment or e-mail. A couple of seconds could earn you a free book and establish your favorite feeder bird as the boss of the backyard.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.